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A specialised pollination system using nectar-seeking thynnine wasps in Caladenia nobilis (Orchidaceae)

Phillips, Ryan; Bohman, Bjorn; Brown, Graham; Tomlinson, Sean; Peakall, Rodney

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Caladenia is a diverse Australian genus that is exceptional among orchids in having both species pollinated by food‐seeking and sexually deceived insects. Here, we investigated the pollination of Caladenia nobilis, a species predicted to be food‐deceptive due to its large, cream‐coloured and apparently nectarless flowers. Pollinator observations were made using experimental clumps of flowers. Measurements of floral colour were undertaken with a spectrometer, nectar was tested using GC‐MS, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-11-09
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205954
Source: Plant Biology
DOI: 10.1111/plb.13069
Access Rights: Open Access

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